RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A dog that was shot in the head and left to die on the side of a Saratoga highway last month has fully recovered. A Carbon County Veterinary Hospital spokeswoman says the slate-coated mix, nicknamed Ghost, would have died if the bullet lodged near his right ear had hit just a few inches elsewhere. The Rawlins Times reports Ghost is now at the Rawlins Rochelle Animal Shelter awaiting adoption.

DENVER (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials working to save the black-footed ferret are trying to persuade more ranchers to reintroduce the species on their land. Cattlemen are divided on whether doing so would also mean saving the animal's main diet: prairie dogs, which can compete with livestock for forage. The endangered ferrets were once thought extinct until their rediscovery in Wyoming in 1981.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The city of Laramie has received a national award for its budget and financial reporting. The Laramie Boomerang reports the Government Finance Officers Association recently presented the city with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its current fiscal budget.

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody has been renamed to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The name change was approved recently by the center's board of trustees. The center consists of five museums and a research library that include exhibits on Yellowstone National Park, Western art, Plains Indians, firearms and William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.